In his St. David's Day message, Opposition leader Andrew RT Davies says it's important that Wales looks back and looks forward.
St David’s Day will always remain a hugely significant part of Welsh culture and I hope as many people as possible find time to celebrate it.
We have a country of which to be immensely proud and as well as remembering our heritage today, we should also look to our future.
Assembly support for our bank holiday and honours system proposals this week was extremely welcome. We believe the contributions of people from all walks of life should be celebrated. In Wales and by Wales.
While the newly announced St David Awards go some way to achieving this, it is crucial that they are independent of government. We need a system which reflects and demonstrates honour bestowed by the Welsh nation and I hope – with consensus clearly emerging – this can be discussed further.
It doesn't count as one of your five-a-day, but this leek-infused tipple seems to be going down well with patriotic customers.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have been marking the national day with a church service and a visit to a music college.
A St David's Day Welsh breakfast was served at the European Parliament in Brussels as the First Minister made a speech in the same city.